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Making Strides

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Schools throughout the district participated in the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk fundraiser. While some in the community signed up for the Making Strides of Long Island walk on Sunday, Oct. 21, Malverne High School hosted a walk for students and interested staff members on Thursday, Oct. 18 at the track. Each of the schools raised money for the cause and Maurice W. Downing, pictured here with the school’s lead coordinator, Marguerite Robles and Principal Edward Tallon, contributed more than $200. MWD held its own walk at the school on Oct. 18 to honor the fundraiser.

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2018-19 Captains Club

2018-19 Captains Club photo
The Captains Club is a way for student-athletes in Malverne to explore the different roles, responsibilities and expectations of what it takes to be a team leader. It doesn't matter if you're a captain, a bench player or anything in between, any athlete can be part of this club and enhance their leadership skills.

Five Senses

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Kindergartners at MWD are using their five senses to learn all about pumpkins! Students in Mrs. Russo’s and Ms. Pereira’s classes smelled, touched, looked at, tasted and even listened to pumpkins to log as many observations about the fall favorite as they could.

Amir Jones is an eighth-grade student at Howard T. Herber Middle School.

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He is a hardworking and motivated student who takes ownership over his learning and success. Amir strives to get to the next level and is always eager to participate.

Board Recognition Month

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In honor of October as Board Recognition Month, each of the schools recognized members of the Board of Education. In addition to videos and cards of thanks, MWD’s Student Council members came to the meeting to personally share a special poem about friends.

Homecoming 2018

Homecoming 2018 photo

Monthly Bond Update


Dribbling for a Dream

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Students at Davison Avenue were visited by Corey the Dribbler. As a former Harlem Globe Trotter, he shared with students how his hard work and determination enabled him to live his dream. Corey also amazed students with some of his best skills and tricks.

Medical Career Fair

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MHS hosted more than 40 healthcare fields for sixth- through twelfth-graders to explore as part of a Medical Career Day. Organized with Northwell Health, the event provided students with an opportunity to explore fields such as nursing, emergency medical services, orthopaedics, neurosurgery and even healthcare marketing with professionals in the field. Each field had a booth with hands-on activities for the students to engage in, as well as take-away information and the ability to ask questions about the field or its schooling requirements.

The Little Mermaid

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Students & Staff Recognized

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At its Sept. 18 meeting, the Board of Education and administration honored several groups of students and teachers for earning distinguished designations. In addition to AP Scholars, the Board recognized four teachers throughout the district who have earned tenure, as well as the high school athletics program for its exemplary display of sportsmanship. Congratulations to all who were honored!

Record Number of AP Scholars

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It was another record-breaking year for Malverne High School’s Advanced Placement students who excelled on the 2018 AP exams. A total of 71 past and present students were recognized as AP Scholars this fall. This number includes four National AP Scholars.

Congratulations to the following students on achieving this honor:

National AP Scholar
Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more exams.
Charles Agriogianis, Endy Beltran, Angie Luna Menjivar and Roshni Shukla.

AP Scholars with Distinction
Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more exams.
Charles Agriogianis, Endy Beltran, Shimea Bridgewater, Jack Cecere, Nelson Chow, Justin D’Andrea, Christopher Jean, Estela Laureano, Angie Luna Menjivar, Michael Ma, Anthony Marco, Troi McKenzie, Minahil Mudassar, Robin Murry, Kevin O’Reilly, Kaitlyn Ramharakh, Naseem Sadik, Roshni Shukla and Olivia St.John.

AP Scholars with Honor
Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
Oluwaseun Ajirotutu, Alexander Berry, Mohammed Bhutta, Afua Boakye-Yiadom, Terrell Campbell, Lucy Elvir Buines, Rosmery Landaverde Deras, Elizabeth Lawless and Akeile Smith.

AP Scholars
Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.
Halle Akaeze, Kayana Ashley, David Badillo, Pamela Barron, Ashley Boone, Christion Cange, Soleil Carboni, Amanda Christodoulou, Tamia Clark, Kehara Coates, Asya Cobbs, Christopher Dacosta, Tristan Debidat, Sharnali Debnath, Subhadra Debnath, Mackensdy Dormeus, Drew Dunlevy, Jake Dunlevy, Angie Duran, Savannah Fehn, Molly Fisherman, Hannah Hardeo, Josue Hernandez, Tiffany Hernandez, Morenike Iyageh, Agnes Kubik, Jasmine Ma, Sameer Mamun, Olivia Marco, Hope Matthews, Shane McGovern, Katherine McGuinness, Abighail McKinney, Angela Morgan, Christian Morgan, Conner O’Reilly, Christian Portillo, Lamar Ramsey, Kyle Sajoyan, Khalil Smith, Kelsey Tapley, Olivia Valentino and Melissa Vasquez.

Peg O’Connor Honored for Service

Peg O’Connor Honored for Service photo
With more than 30 years of service to the Malverne schools and community, Marguerite (Peg) O’Connor was featured in this week’s Malverne-West Hempstead Herald. View the entire feature article honoring her service, here:,106993

2018 Football Schedule


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Explore Zone


Following the successful launch of Mission Explore last year, Davison Avenue decided to take it to the next level. Over the summer, the district’s maintenance crew helped to revamp a formerly underutilized space into an Explore Zone. The area will be used for indoor, supervised play during indoor recess days and as part of the Mission Explore initiative. Mission Explore is a K-5 initiative that provides students with mindful, purposeful, structured and supervised play sessions throughout the nine-period school day. Benefits include improved socialization and collaboration skills, encouraging curiosity and creating better focus and performance in the classroom. The new indoor Explore Zone includes many lo-tech games such puzzles and Legos. It was unveiled to students at a special Ribbon Cutting held during Davison Avenue’s annual Welcome Back BBQ on Friday, Sept. 7.



Congratulations to the following individuals who were honored at Superintendent’s Conference Day:


Jeanine Greco
Loredonna Hennessy
Marguerite Izzo
Barbara Kimball
Maura Minor
Kim Piccola
Diane Pryor
Diane Tosiello

* OUTSTANDING STAFF MEMBER….Joseph Eaderoso from Howard T. Herber Middle School

* OUTSTANDING SUPPORT STAFF MEMBER….Liz Niessing from Maurice W. Downing Primary School

New Teachers Welcomed

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New teachers were welcomed in an orientation at the high school prior to the start of the 2018-19 school year. The purpose of the orientation was to acquaint the new teachers with the expectations and core values of the district, as well as introduce them to the technologies and resources available to them and their students.

Congratulations and welcome to the following individuals:

Kelly Alerte – elementary teacher at Davison Avenue
Nicola Alleva – art at MHS
Erin Cohne – special education at HTH Middle School
Danielle Endress – reading at HTH Middle School
Katie Lee Fariello – elementary teacher at MWD Primary School
Matthew Fox – social studies at MHS
Derek Gerardi – science at HTH Middle School
Rebecca Gottesman – Director of Guidance, K-12
Ashley Librizzi – elementary teacher at MWD Primary School
Jessica Parsell – elementary teacher at Davison Avenue
Eliza Sion – psychologist at MHS

Upcoming Pre-K Registration Info


Tuesday, October 23, 2018